Animals for Africa is the soul child of Robbyn Alexander McGill, an interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator whose work draws on psychological investigations and creative process as a social and spiritual practice.
Her collage-based films, paintings, installations and mixed-media works explore themes of intimacy, personal identity and transformation and have been exhibited in galleries, film festivals and performances internationally. In collaboration with universities and non-profit arts organizations, she has initiated and facilitated community development projects in
Colima, El Salvador; Punta Banco, Costa Rica and Malawi, Africa.
She is the founding director of Animals for Africa- Love Made Tangible, a nonprofit arts program that benefits vulnerable women and children in developing countries by engaging socially conscious communities in the hand-crafting and exchange of folk-art-inspired stuffed animals.
She teaches graduate courses in inter-media, dream collage and transformative art as advisory faculty for John F. Kennedy University, where she served four years as core faculty for its
BFA, MFA and MA degree programs in Arts & Consciousness.
She holds a Masters in Fine Art degree in New Practices from San Francisco State University and is a candidate for a Masters of Arts degree in Transpersonal Psychology at John F. Kennedy University (expected December 2012).
She is currently completing her first book, Kissing the Muse- 12 Stages to Creative Bliss, and facilitates creatively empowering workshops and retreats locally and internationally.